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and environment coalition, i rise today to recognize the one-year anniversary of superstorm sandy and remember those who tragically lost their lives, as well as those continuing to rebuild from that destruction. in the years since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, communities across the nation have suffered through new extreme droughts, storms, wildfires, and flooding. my home state of hawaii is incredibly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. as you can imagine a sea level rise is a real threat and concern for us. earlier this year honolulu joined more than 70 other u.s. communities asking for the president to cut greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change and increasing hawaii's risk of extreme weather events and sea level rise. when i was in the hawaii legislature, i'm proud to say we passed a bill, and we were one of the first states to address the greenhouse gas emissions. as we reflect on this somber anniversary, i remain committed to ensure people of hawaii have the resources to prepare, respond, and recover from devastation. we must all remember it is climat
in no way allows them back into the banking environment and it in no way permits a bailout of banks because of derivatives. it makes sense to spend, even though we've spent a lot of time on this today, to spend time on the rest oy of this -- history of the bill. then-ranking member barney frank takes a suggestion from then-representative nan hayworth to repeal section 716. the then-ranking member says let's not repeal it. let's allow for the plain vanilla common derivatives to remain in the banks and push out the dangerous ones. the democratic staff helps draft this. i'm personally asked to offer this amendment to nan haworth's bill. she accepts it. a voice vote is passed, the bill is passed in the last congress. the minority supports it, well all forth it -- support it this year the same thing comes before us, we've beginned up the press, ginned up the press, ginned up the bloggers, what is different? what passed in bipartisan fashion last congress real toiv this congress. he london whale? j.p. morgan was hedging. that's allowed. what has changed is that we no longer do the hard work of fi
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